Challenge: An online, drop-ship retailer was having a hard time managing supplier order fulfillment as ordering volumes increased. Traditional solutions only allowed process efficiencies for the retailer's larger suppliers, but didn't extend across the smaller suppliers who were just as important.
It only makes sense that The 3M Company, with a business model resting almost entirely upon technology, would eventually get around to deploying it as a tool for realizing new operating efficiencies, while meeting rising customer demands for service.
The latest news, analysis, trends and solutions regarding electronic data interchange (EDI) and extensible markup language (XML) and their impact on supply chain management. New developments in EDI and XML communication - both formats for exchanging business data - are transforming the way companies operate and allowing them to stay ahead of the competition in their industries. As these solutions continue to evolve, businesses are discovering new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs. Learn how companies around the world are using EDI and XML communication for supply chain optimization.
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